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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 May 2006

    Canada: 29 May – National Fundraising Count Day aims to audit commercial activities in schools

    EI affiliates the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) and the Fédération des syndicats de l’enseignement (FSE) invite teachers and principals across the country to walk around in their schools and carry out an audit of fundraising and advertising activities, as part of a National Fundraising Count Day on May 29.

    Canada: 29 May – National Fundraising Count Day aims to audit commercial activities in schools
  2. Union growth 16 May 2006

    Ethiopia: International mission from 18-23 May

    From May 18-23, an international mission composed of officials from Education International (EI), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) will be in Ethiopia to meet with Ethiopian government officials, embassy officials, and detained ETA officials.

    Ethiopia: International mission from 18-23 May
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 16 May 2006

    Macedonia: EI condemns breach of agreement

    EI sent a letter to the Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia to condemn the government's breach of a wage agreement with teachers.

    Macedonia: EI condemns breach of agreement
  4. Leading the profession 15 May 2006

    Where Immigrant Students Succeed - New OECD Report

    "European countries have to do a better job in educating immigrant children", said Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education International in Brussels today.

    Where Immigrant Students Succeed - New OECD Report
  5. Union renewal and development 12 May 2006

    Relief for victims of the South Asia Earthquake of 2005

    The South Asia Earthquake struck the Pakistan-administered and parts of the India-administered region of Kashmir on 8 October 2005. It registered a magnitude of 7.6 and caused widespread devastation. Almost 90,000 people died and more than 4 million were directly affected.

    Relief for victims of the South Asia Earthquake of 2005
  6. Union growth 12 May 2006

    Côte d’Ivoire: EI protests to the President

    Further to the news item dated 10 May, EI issues a letter to the President of Côte d’Ivoire, demading him to open an impartial inquiry into the pillage of SYNESCI headoffice and guarantee the social dialogue with teacher union representatives and the legal undertaking of trade union activities.

    Côte d’Ivoire: EI protests to the President
  7. Union growth 10 May 2006

    Ethiopia: EI relaunches Urgent Action Appeal

    EI has relaunched its Urgent Action Appeal for Ethiopia, to bring to the attention of member and partner organisations worldwide the urgent situation its affiliate, the "Ethiopian Teacher Association" (ETA) is now in. The Ethiopian government has repeatedly harassed and threatened the ETA, by dispossessing it of its properties, imprisonning...

    Ethiopia: EI relaunches Urgent Action Appeal
  8. Union growth 10 May 2006

    Côte d'Ivoire: SYNESCI headoffice occupied and devastated

    EI contacted the President of Côte d'Ivoire to deplore the occupation and devastation of the headoffice of affiliate, the "Syndicat national des enseignants du second degré de Côte d’Ivoire" (SYNESCI) since 4 May. An EI mission conducted at the end of April was not able to confirm the physical security...

    Côte d'Ivoire: SYNESCI headoffice occupied and devastated
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 May 2006

    Canada: CTF's survey of schools reveals advertising and commercial activities filling education funding gap

    EI affiliate, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)'s recent study involving elementary and secondary publicly funded schools across Canada has uncovered some startling revelations on the extent of advertising presence and marketing deals in schools in order to offset chronic underfunding of education systems in every province and territory.

    Canada: CTF's survey of schools reveals advertising and commercial activities filling education funding gap
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 9 May 2006

    Macedonia: The Government is cheating teachers

    EI has been informed that the Government of Macedonia is not intending to honour the wage deal it reached with the teachers' union SONK in February 2006 to be implemented tomorrow, May 10.

    Macedonia: The Government is cheating teachers
  11. Union renewal and development 4 May 2006

    Annual Report 2005 now available on CD-rom!

    The CD-rom includes information on all activities carried out by EI in 2005 to reach the objectives adopted at the EI World Congress:

    Annual Report 2005 now available on CD-rom!
  12. Standards and working conditions 4 May 2006

    Niger: Reduction of teacher salary is unacceptable!

    In support of Nigerien education personnel and their union SNEN, EI voiced its strong protests over the government's unilateral decision to reduce teacher salary in a letter dated 3 May. EI reminds the country's President that teaching is a profession and not a voluntary work.

    Niger: Reduction of teacher salary is unacceptable!
  13. Union growth 3 May 2006

    Cambodia: EI protests against May Day ban!

    EI voiced its strong protest to the Prime Minister of Cambodia in a letter dated 2 May against a ban on May Day celebrations by its affiliate, the Cambodian Independent Teachers' Association (CITA).

    Cambodia: EI protests against May Day ban!
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 April 2006

    Global Action Week 2006: Meeting with Brazilian President Lula

    In Brazil, education personnel and activists join hands in a large-scale mobilisation for the goal of Education For All as part of Global Action Week - an international mobilisation taking place this week.

    Global Action Week 2006: Meeting with Brazilian President Lula
  15. Standards and working conditions 27 April 2006

    South Africa: Union slams mentorship scheme for poor schools

    EI affiliate the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) has criticised the Eastern Cape education department’s initiative to hire mentors and retirees to help solve the education crisis in the province.

    South Africa: Union slams mentorship scheme for poor schools
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 April 2006

    Press Release 7/2006: 18.1 Million extra primary school teachers needed by 2015 in order to achieve Education for All, UNESCO study finds

    Education International (EI) welcomes the UIS (UNESCO Institute for Statistics) report and considers it an important advocacy tool: "It will help us persuade the international community to take the political and strategic decisions required to recruit the qualified teachers that we need to achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015" said...

    Press Release 7/2006: 18.1 Million extra primary school teachers needed by 2015 in order to achieve Education for All, UNESCO study finds
  17. Union renewal and development 25 April 2006

    Indonesia: Launch of the Tsunami Skills Development and Vocational Training project in the Aceh province

    As part of the Global Unions Tsunami Solidarity (GUTS) programme, co-operating partners including EI launched the Tsunami Skills Development and Vocational Training project in the Aceh province in Indonesia. A Manpower Training Centre was set up in this area most affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the centre aims...

    Indonesia: Launch of the Tsunami Skills Development and Vocational Training project in the Aceh province
  18. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 April 2006

    Indonesia: PGRI wins court case for increase in education budget to 20%

    EI affiliate in Indonesia, thePersatuan Guru Republik Indonesia(Teachers' Association of the Republic of Indonesia) - PGRI, has won the case in the Constitutional Court to increase public education budget from the present 8.1% to 20% as according to the constitution.

    Indonesia: PGRI wins court case for increase in education budget to 20%